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Religions and World Federation

Stimulated by a desire to reduce war and political tensions through global governance, some religious groups have advocated the creation of a world federation of nations. Noting how democratic federal governments have advanced peace and justice within countries, many religious people have advocated the creation of a democratic federal government at the global level in addition to national, regional, and local governments.

They have concluded that global problems are not being solved under the existing United Nations (UN) organization, a confederation of national governments based on the principle of unlimited national sovereignty. The UN has often been ineffective because of these reasons: The General Assembly can pass only nonbinding resolutions based on the nondemocratic system of one nation one vote, each of the five nations that ...

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